From Founder To CEO Podcast

From Founder To CEO Podcast
When YOU grow, your startup grows
3 Big Hiring Points & 1 Big Point About Receiving Advice From The Founder of Wyzerr
Feb 13 • 31 min
Sometimes we think we are solving one problem, but we end up learning it is a different issue. Natasia shared a very interesting story about hiring, that turns out to be a story about filtering advice from well intentioned stakeholders like…investors.
Secrets of Affiliate Marketing & Why You Make Need To Disrupt Your Team, Faster
Feb 6 • 36 min
Robert Glazer talks at length about the time he had to shift 1/3 of his team out of their roles when the company reached about 30 employees. He gets very candid about what he did wrong, how he would do it differently, and what you need to know as a…
7 Tips: What do you do when you feel discouraged, but your team needs to be encouraged?
Jan 30 • 19 min
When you are having a bad week, month, or quarter, you yourself might be feeling a bit discouraged. But, hey, you are the Founder and CEO and that means you are a leader. What do you do when you feel this way and your realize your team is feeling the same…
The 3 Questions This Fast-Growth Founder Asks Herself To Delegate More & Grow
Jan 23 • 33 min
If you are looking for a smart and savvy Founder to give you some personal advice about delegation and the path to scaling your startup, you are in the right place. Jenna is THE boss when it comes to green smoothies and scaling her fast-growth breakfast…
This CEO Knows Expanding Internationally Means Delegating Expertly
Jan 16 • 31 min
I first learned of Alexander through his candid blog post a few months ago. It was entitled, “The Transition From Founder To CEO.” Since Alexander helps small business leaders grow their businesses, I took note of his own sharing on the struggle from…
Conquering Risk Aversion & Building The Tool That Is Changing The Way We Look At Their Team
Jan 9 • 36 min
Darrin is also a veteran Founder. So, what does the leader that is helping other leaders get self-aware know about himself? His background growing up in poverty has shaped him to be a bit more risk averse. How does a risk averse Founder overcome this…
The 2017 Top 10 Most Downloaded Interviews
Jan 2 • 21 min
We learned a lot from our Founder podcast guests this past year. From a two time Olympian, 27 year veteran, Emmy award winner, New York Times best selling author, and many more, we learned that there is no one, perfect path from Founder to CEO. So, in…
Adam Braun - Founder of Pencils of Promise - Talks His New Mission, MissionU, And His New Leadership Challenge
Dec 26, 2017 • 36 min
In this interview, Adam and I talk about his continuing journey from Founder to CEO: * how he is attempting to change education with MissionU * how he approaches leading a very different type of organization * how he has learned to trust a team of experts…
What Can You Learn From A 72-Year-Old Founder? A Lot! What’s Your Legacy?
Dec 19, 2017 • 41 min
Paul Tasner, Co-Founder & CEO - PulpWorks What can a 66-year-old first-time Founder teach you about scaling a company? A lot, it turns out. Paul Tasner will make you think more deeply about the impact you have a Founder & CEO and the legacy you’ll have…
210: How This Founder Leveraged His Introverted Leadership Style & Won With Quizes
Dec 12, 2017 • 33 min
Ever had trouble hiring sales professionals? Josh has. Ever had trouble firing a friend? Josh has. Ever had trouble learning how to grow your company when you are an introverted Founder & CEO? Josh has. Ever declared victory over stagnant growth? Josh…
209: Want a Great Company Culture? Build a “School Disguised As A Business” like Nick Sarillo
Dec 5, 2017 • 43 min
As a Founder & CEO, if you are struggling with shaping the culture of your growing company, you may want to take a page out of Nick’s book: turn your startup into a school that uplifts, teaches, and grows leaders. That’s what Nick did and that helped him…
208: 10 Questions Founders Can Ask Before Firing A Team Member
Nov 28, 2017 • 19 min
It’s the beginning of a time period that I know too well. It’s a quiet thing that happens behind the scenes with a Founder & CEO and a small number of people. It’s usually a secretive process. I am talking about the end of the year decisions about who may…
207: 10 Ways Founders Can Express Personal Gratitude With Little Or No Money Or Time
Nov 21, 2017 • 25 min
It’s Thanksgiving Week in the United States. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. And because of that I thought it might be a good time to interrupt our usual interview format with “10 Ways Founders Can Express Personal Gratitude With Little Or No…
206: Combating “Founder Loneliness” While Perfecting In-Audio Search For 9 Million Users And Growing
Nov 14, 2017 • 23 min
Have you ever wanted to search INSIDE an audio product like a podcast or audiobook? Well, Renee (her real first name is Xiaoyu) and her team of 30 are tackling this huge opportunity. She personally brings an incredible resume to the founding of CastBox. I…
205: What is Parallel Entrepreneurship and How Can It Work For You?
Nov 7, 2017 • 30 min
Since we last spoke Ryan moved on from Scripted and is experimenting with the idea of a Founder & CEO becoming a “parallel entrepreneur.” It’s idea that he has thought about quite a bit and for which he is having a certain about success.
204: Secrets to Scaling A Creative Publishing Company
Oct 31, 2017 • 35 min
Kent has the distinction of a first on the podcast. So far he is the only guest Founder who has played the banjo on the show. And, wow, is he good. His talent is relevant to the show’s topic. Kent discusses the challenges of scaling an award-winning…
203: Emmy Award Winning Founder On The Power Of A Clear & Compelling Vision
Oct 24, 2017 • 33 min
Beck shares her startup story and gets personal about the challenges of hiring a business development team and why getting clear about the long term vision of the company helped her with this.
202: Former U. of Georgia Football Player On What He Does To Scale 3 Companies & Get Rid Of Stress
Oct 17, 2017 • 39 min
Brian Schoenbaum is one of those unique founders who can keep his success in perspective while embracing a thoughtful reflection on his own personal development. This former U. of Georgia football player talks about what makes Vuka Collective special and…
201: Disagreement on Vision with Co-Founders Did Not Deter This CEO From Profits In Packing Lunches
Oct 10, 2017 • 33 min
Rebecca Sholiton, Co-Founder & CEO - Wise Apple I’m a Dad. So, I was incredibly excited to learn about Wise Apple. After speaking with Co-Founder & CEO, Rebecca Sholiton, I was even more excited. Her passion and enthusiasm is contagious. And, as an…
200: What does it take to earn 40% month over month growth? Listen to Gary Darna!
Oct 1, 2017 • 32 min
Gary Darna, Co-Founder & CEO - CompleteSet Gary and I met about a year ago when he and his early team were really just getting started. With 40% month over month grow, over 60 countries, millions in investment, and a growing fan base, CompleteSet is on a…
199: How The Power Of Founder Focus Turned Your Spreadsheets Into Startup Success For This Co-Founding CEO
Sep 26, 2017 • 24 min
Don Mal, Co-Founder & CEO - Vena Solutions So, what can you learn from a Rock Star turned Co-Founder & CEO of a fast-growing tech company with over 200 employees…turns out, a lot. Don, his co-founders, and his team took the ubiquitous Microsoft Excel…
198: Key Points In Managing Stress & Overcoming Overwhelm On The Journey From Founder To CEO
Sep 19, 2017 • 26 min
How does a Goldman Sachs leader transition to the Founder & CEO of a fast-growing, global virtual assistant company? It happens with lots of ups and downs and a commitment to service. Eric Taussig shares his touching story about tackling stress and…
197: INC 5000 CEO on how he discovered the challenge with his Co-founder was him, not his Co-founder
Sep 11, 2017 • 33 min
This is a very heartfelt interview. Matt and I have known each other for awhile so I can tell you from personal experience that he is the real deal. If you want to understand what it takes to develop powerfully productive relationships with your…
196: The Founder of 1,338.45% Growth Hireology Shares His Secrets About Hiring Systems & 3 Key Hiring Tips
Sep 5, 2017 • 38 min
Almost all of you tell me that hiring is one of, if not THE issue that vexes you. Adam Robinson knows this. It was a challenge for him too. So, he created Hireology to make it easier to build your team. Here’s what he talks about in this candid interview:…
195: 10 Mindset Shifts That Only Savvy Startup CEOs Know As They Scale-up Their Startup
Aug 29, 2017 • 18 min
Thank you! We are rapidly approaching our 200th episode…hard to believe. With so many Founder interviews, I get an opportunity to see some patterns that exist amongst all of you. There are about 10 mindset shifts that really savvy Founders tell me they…
194: Why hiring leaders with experience and releasing team members who are not aligned are vital to growth
Aug 22, 2017 • 32 min
Kristel Kruustük talks about her journey From Founder To CEO
193: Why did it take 8 years for this Co-founder to become CEO of the company he co-founded?
Aug 15, 2017 • 38 min
Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever felt like you were not really worthy of the CEO title yet, even though you have the responsibilities? Christopher Wink explains why it took him 8 years to take the title of CEO of the company he co-founded. It’s…
192: How this Co-founder & CEO of a fast-growth HRTech company learned the importance of celebrating & acknowledgement as a growth hack
Aug 8, 2017 • 47 min
Carisa Miklusak shares her personal story from Founder to CEO
191: Four Big Barriers Founders Encounter On The Road To CEO
Aug 1, 2017 • 24 min
Tom Sylvester and his colleagues at The Lights on Lab have created a unique organization dedicated to Founding CEOs like you. In this interview he shares what he has learned about himself as a Founder & CEO. And, he shares four big barriers Founders…
190: Rebecca Okamoto: How to tell your Founder’s story to build brand loyalty and create trust
Jul 25, 2017 • 34 min
Rebecca is THE expert on Founders Telling Their Story And She Gives a Great Formula
189: He Conquered Kidney Failure & Now Teaches His Team To Conquer Their Fears While Helping The Restaurant Industry
Jul 18, 2017 • 26 min
Musa Sulejmani shares his journey From Founder To CEO
188: What is Vinciple Leadership? And, how can it help YOUR business grow?
Jul 11, 2017 • 38 min
The Virtues of Vinciple Leadership: The Curious Connection Between Integrity, Vulnerability, Trust, and Results
187: Conquering Fear & Denial From The CEO Empowering 200,000 Farmers With MobileTech & FinTech
Jul 4, 2017 • 32 min
Alloysius Attah candidly talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
186: 4 Key Actions To Take For Great Relationships With Your Investors
Jun 27, 2017 • 28 min
Alison Gerlach shares her great tips
185: You Can Learn A Lot From This Personal CEO Story About 360 Dots, Blindspots, “Jerk” Behavior & A Transformation To Encourager
Jun 20, 2017 • 34 min
Krister Ungerboeck shares his personal story of transformation
184: Two Key Team Tips From The CEO Shifting The Culture Of Corrections To Rehabilitation Through Technology
Jun 13, 2017 • 32 min
Brian Hill’s incredible story from Founder to CEO
183: Leading Creatives, Managing Growth Expectations & Helping Big Brands Tell Their Story
Jun 6, 2017 • 22 min
Marc Becker talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
182: Chosen as the 3rd CEO of the company he Co-Founded - What can YOU learn from his story?
May 30, 2017 • 40 min
Ryan shares his journey from co-founder to CEO
181: What Can You Learn From The CEO Pioneering AI Enabled Healthcare For The Under-Served?
May 23, 2017 • 25 min
Shelley Saxena shares his journey From Founder To CEO
180: Branding Expert Seth Price On The 4 Steps Founders Can Take To Enhance Your Personal Brand
May 16, 2017 • 30 min
Seth Price: His New Book: The Road To Recognition
179: Flexible Exits, Flexible Schedules, Flexible Lunches? Culture Hacks That Led To A 2,975% Growth Rate For A Printing Company?
May 9, 2017 • 38 min
Shaun Buck Shares His Journey From Founder To CEO
178: Battling BOTS and Hiring Friends, Rami Gets Candid About The Ups & Downs of Startup Leadership
May 2, 2017 • 32 min
Rami Essaid shares his journey From Founder To CEO
177: Ryan Berg Shares His Personal Leadership Lessons While Bringing Freedom To Exploited Women
Apr 25, 2017 • 32 min
Ryan Berg shares his journey as a leader while trying to make a difference in the world
176: The Power of 15/5 Feedback & How The Shift From “I” to “We” Was So Transformational
Apr 18, 2017 • 28 min
David Hassell talks about his journey from Founder to CEO
175: Alain Describes What Happened Without The Right Advice & Why It’s Important For You
Apr 11, 2017 • 31 min
Alain Briancon shares his journey From Founder To CEO
174: The 4 Actions You Can Take Now To Retain & Develop Your Millennial Leaders
Apr 4, 2017 • 25 min
Aaron Levy talks about these 4 key actions from his experience as a Founder & CEO of a successful consultancy
173: Dealing with Isolation When Removing Yourself from Work Teams & the Importance of Networking
Mar 28, 2017 • 26 min
Kirk Drummond shares his journey From Founder To CEO
172: Letting Go, Embracing Accountability, & Servant Leadership from the CEO Revolutionizing Small Business Financial Management
Mar 21, 2017 • 34 min
Chris Myers shares his journey From Founder To CEO
171: 17 Benefits of joining a CEO Peer Group
Mar 14, 2017 • 17 min
I share my experience from over 17 years of facilitating peer groups
170: Why Your “Why” Is So Important From The CEO Striving To Put Millions To Work
Mar 7, 2017 • 27 min
Mark Sears shares his journey From Founder To CEO
169: Scaling The Company That “Hand-Picks” Matching of Creatives & Working Through Co-founder Conflict
Feb 28, 2017 • 24 min
Michael Sacca talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
168: Conquering Fears While Leading A Fast-Growth Tax & Accounting Firm
Feb 21, 2017 • 25 min
Robby Mathis shares his journey From Founder To CEO
167: Remaining Emotionally Connected To Your Team With The CEO Revolutionizing The Farm-To-Fork System For Major Metros And Beyond
Feb 14, 2017 • 26 min
Brad McNamara talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
166: Can AI & IT Support Go Together? Yes! And Ryan Denehy Is Making It Happen
Feb 7, 2017 • 29 min
Ryan Denehy shares his journey From Founder To CEO
165: Inspirational Insights From A 27 Year Founding CEO Veteran Of A Fast-Growth #HRTECH Company
Jan 31, 2017 • 23 min
Bob Coughlin talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
164: From #1 POP Musician to Founder & CEO of HOT Productivity Boosting Music Service
Jan 24, 2017 • 36 min
Will Henshall shares his journey From Founder To CEO
163: From 2 X Olympian To Co-Founder & CEO of Fast-Growth Performance Enhancing Gum - Wow, The Lessons!
Jan 17, 2017 • 30 min
Nick Symmonds shares his journey From Founder To CEO
162: Letting Go to Help Startup CEOs Connect with BIG Brands Was Fred’s Secret to Success
Jan 10, 2017 • 33 min
Fred Schonenberg talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
161: Pioneer in Farm-to-Fork Cuisine Talks About The Emotional Journey From Founder To CEO
Jan 3, 2017 • 27 min
Erik Oberholtzer talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
160: Angelique Knows How To Get Gains For HER SaaS Business And BIG Businesses
Dec 27, 2016 • 25 min
Angelique Mohring shares her journey From Founder To CEO
159: Eric Yuan Shares What It Takes To Lead One Of The Fastest Growing Video Conference Platforms
Dec 20, 2016 • 20 min
Eric Yuan shares his journey From Founder To CEO
158: Andrea’s Fast Growth Local Travel Business Is Built On GREAT Hiring & Team Experimentation
Dec 13, 2016 • 19 min
Andrea Vidler shares her journey From Founder To CEO
157: Brian Built A $250 Million Company And Shares How You Can To
Dec 6, 2016 • 17 min
Brian Scudamore talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
156: Managing his Board, The Power of Focus, & Sharing Leadership Responsibilities all from this Candid Co-founding CEO
Nov 29, 2016 • 25 min
Ry Walker shares his journey From Founder to CEO
155: How Hiring Friends Helped Grow The 2nd Largest Vacation Rental Management Company
Nov 22, 2016 • 28 min
Eric Breon talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
154: Growth Lessons From Building The #1 Cloud Accounting Company for Small Businesses
Nov 15, 2016 • 15 min
Mike McDerment shares his journey From Founder To CEO
153: Disrupting the Supplier Diversity & Procurement Industry with SaaS
Nov 8, 2016 • 23 min
Rod Robinson talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
152: Why He Stepped Down as CEO of His $25 Million Company
Nov 1, 2016 • 35 min
Joel Holland talks about stepping down as CEO of his multi-million company
151: Corey & Parker Share The Secrets To Growth Through A Great Partnership
Oct 25, 2016 • 29 min
The Why And How From Two Who Know
150: Growth Lessons From The Man Building The TOMS Shoes of Toothbrushes
Oct 18, 2016 • 23 min
Eric Cope talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
149: Lessons from an Insurance Agent turned Founding CEO of a Fast-growth Insurtech Company
Oct 11, 2016 • 19 min
Ilya Bodner shares his journey From Founder To CEO
148: How a Deep Dive into Contract Details Helped Scale A Fast-Growth Company
Oct 4, 2016 • 20 min
Erin Green opens up about her journey From Founder To CEO
147: What YOU can learn from a Disrupting Startup CEO in the Oil & Gas Industry
Sep 27, 2016 • 26 min
Amit Mehta shares his journey From Founder To CEO
146: Why Getting Her Business Model Right Was The Key To Scalability For This Founding CEO
Sep 20, 2016 • 23 min
Adrienne Garland talks about her journey From Founder To CEO
145: Nick Francis - Radical Transparency & Pre-Hiring Projects To Help You Build Your Startup
Sep 13, 2016 • 25 min
Nick Francis shares his journey From Founder To CEO
144: Amazing Insights From The CEO Who Is Cornering The Crowdsourced Naming Business
Sep 6, 2016 • 26 min
Darpan Munjal shares his journey From Founder To CEO
143: Learning Leadership While Growing A Worldwide Orphan Care Organization
Aug 30, 2016 • 29 min
Todd Guckenberger talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
142: Super successful FINTECH Co-founding CEO, Jessica Mah, On Growing Herself to Grow The Business
Aug 23, 2016 • 24 min
Jessica Mah shares her journey From Founder To CEO
141: How Kip Tindell used “Foundation Principles” to Help The Container Store with Fast-Growth Issues
Aug 16, 2016 • 25 min
Kip Tindell shares his journey From Founder To CEO
140: What sort of leader builds the world’s first 3D Fitness Tracker for consumers?
Aug 9, 2016 • 24 min
Farhad Farahbakhshian shares his journey From Founder To CEO
139: She started HP in India and leveraged that experience as a successful Founding CEO
Aug 2, 2016 • 38 min
Radha Basu shares her journey From Founder To CEO
138: This Founding CEO found success with the Mason Jar? Yes! And, so much more!
Jul 26, 2016 • 25 min
Karen Rzepecki shares her journey From Founder To CEO
137: How To Grow A Discount Brokerage In India - Leadership Lessons
Jul 19, 2016 • 30 min
Nithin Kamath shares his journey From Founder To CEO
136: Learning Leadership From The CEO Who Is Attacking The Zika Virus
Jul 12, 2016 • 32 min
Todd Wichmann shares his journey From Founder To CEO
135: Leading The Company That Is Tripling SaaS Platform Survey Response Rates
Jul 5, 2016 • 26 min
Ryan Angilly gives us the details on his journey From Founder To CEO
134: The Challenges Of Building A Fast-Growth Health Technology Company
Jun 28, 2016 • 28 min
Leah Sparks talks about her journey From Founder To CEO
133: Online Business Superstar, Pat Flynn, Details His Journey From Founder To CEO
Jun 21, 2016 • 30 min
Pat Flynn shares his journey From Founder To CEO
132: How To Build A $1 Billion Brand with Brian Smith, CEO of UGG Boots
Jun 14, 2016 • 26 min
Brian Smith details his journey From Founder To CEO
131: From Wall Street to Founding CEO of Fast-Growing Beef Brand
Jun 7, 2016 • 26 min
Lenny Lebovich shares his journey From Founder To CEO
130: From NFL Cheerleader To Founding CEO Of Fast-Growing Digital Publishing Company
May 31, 2016 • 26 min
Brooke Griffin tells her story From Founder To CEO
129: From Lacrosse to CEO of Fast-Growth Crafting Ecommerce Empire
May 24, 2016 • 25 min
Ross Petersen gives us the secrets on his journey From Founder To CEO
128: Founding CEO Quits His Job, Gets Appendicitis, Earns Spot On Inc. 5000
May 17, 2016 • 29 min
Mike Spinosa details his journey From Founder To CEO
127: Building Teams for Startup CEOs While Building Her Own Fast-Growth Company
May 10, 2016 • 20 min
Michelle Joseph talks about her journey From Founder To CEO
126: Boosting Productivity with Nootropics and Teams with Gamification
May 3, 2016 • 31 min
Christopher Thompson shares his journey From Founder To CEO
125: Building Communities Around Clients & Befriending Team Members
Apr 26, 2016 • 27 min
Tom Gimbel tells his journey story From Founder To CEO
124: The CEO Who Is Doubling Email Open Rates With Personalization Automation
Apr 19, 2016 • 36 min
Tarek Kamil gives us lots of insight into his shift From Founder To CEO
123: Gifting That Produces Results & Selling To Friends, Family, Colleagues
Apr 12, 2016 • 28 min
Jignesh Shah details his journey From Founder To CEO
122: Redefining Real Estate Relationships & The Hardest Decision He Has Ever Made
Apr 5, 2016 • 30 min
David Mandell talks about his journey From Founder To CEO
121: He Overcame Adversity to Build the Tool That Helps Close Deals Faster
Mar 31, 2016 • 28 min
Kyle Racki shares his journey from Founder to CEO
120: She Built & Sold A Big Company to Intuit, Only to Build A Bigger Company Thereafter
Mar 29, 2016 • 27 min
Nellie Akalp shares her journey from Founder To CEO